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UFLS2013
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Re: University of Florida

Postby UFLS2013 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:37 pm

Status changed today: "reviewed by committee; decision pending."

Has anyone had this and then accepted? And if so, how long did it take?

Thanks

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Re: University of Florida

Postby isaiah6v8 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:44 pm

I have been there since right around Thanksgiving, but there has been at least one person this year, and several last year who went from that to accepted.

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WiretoWire09UF
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Re: University of Florida

Postby WiretoWire09UF » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:43 pm

Considering how much it has snow stormed this past week everywhere else, UF definitely moved up on my personal rankings! :mrgreen: :o

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Re: University of Florida

Postby TarheelHopeful » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:48 am

So I got into U of Florida! Took me like 10 days to get my acceptance letter from the time my status said "Decision Letter in Transit". My stats were 3.05/164. I have serious resasons as to why my GPA was so low which I explained in my personal statement/addendum. Also a recommender vouched for these reasons. Anyways, now I have to choose between UGA and UF! Any suggestions??

UFLS2013 wrote:Status changed today: "reviewed by committee; decision pending."

Has anyone had this and then accepted? And if so, how long did it take?

Thanks


My friend had this happen to her. She called and they told her that it just meant they had looked at the application but were not ready to make a decision yet. You may want to double check this info. Good luck!

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Re: University of Florida

Postby WiretoWire09UF » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:28 pm

Gainesville is the quintessential college town. It's in the middle of North Central Florida. A lot of it is very much like Anytown, USA. There's a lot of chain restaurants and stores. There is also a good amount of local places that you will only find in a small liberal college town like gainesville(organic/local only places, farmer's markets.) The night scene is pretty good, there are some good local bands. While many of the bars/clubs are filled with freshman, once you get acclimated you will find more chill spots if that isn't your scene.

About 100k people live there, 50k are students. However the law school is situated on the north edge of campus, so it is kind of isolated from the rest of the campus (which is a good thing in my opinion.) The great part of Gainesville is that it has more than enough comforts of modern society, pretty much anything you want, there is at least 1 of them in town. It's small enough where you don't really NEED a car (especially for law school...housing, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance of the law school.) However, if you drive literally 5 minutes from campus you are in the complete wilderness. Gainesville is located around many of "Old Florida's" natural wonders including Ocala Natural Forest, Paynes Prairie and many natural springs.

It's about an hour and 45 minutes from Tampa(hardrock casino), Orlando (disney, universal, etc.), Jacksonville. 2 hours from Tallahassee.

Gainesville will always have a special place in my heart. I've been here the last 4 years, which is really the only reason I wouldn't wanna continue here. If you want to live in Florida, it's a great place to to go to school.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby ashley123 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:12 pm

I sent in my online application on 10/31 and my transcripts were finally received on 11/16, rendering my application complete.
For the past three weeks though all my status check says is "The Office of Admissions has completed a preliminary review of your application for admission." and nothing else.

Does the fact that no more info has been given for the past few weeks mean I am on hold?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Cupidity » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:16 pm

UFLS2013 wrote:Status changed today: "reviewed by committee; decision pending."

Has anyone had this and then accepted? And if so, how long did it take?

Thanks


I'm sure it can't possibly be the same for everyone, but mine took less than one day.

I checked it on a Wednesday night, "Completed" and I checked it on Friday morning "Decision in Transit", so it went from review to decision all on Thursday. UF is an app-processing machine, you should know soon.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby isaiah6v8 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:14 am

Cupidity wrote:
UFLS2013 wrote:Status changed today: "reviewed by committee; decision pending."

Has anyone had this and then accepted? And if so, how long did it take?

Thanks


I'm sure it can't possibly be the same for everyone, but mine took less than one day.

I checked it on a Wednesday night, "Completed" and I checked it on Friday morning "Decision in Transit", so it went from review to decision all on Thursday. UF is an app-processing machine, you should know soon.


this is not necessarily true. I think the status changes are different. There are several of us that have the Decision pending in place of Decision in transit. I don't think that decision pending is the same as a decision being rendered, I think those of us in this position are likely still being compared to incoming applicants. I could totally be wrong, but that is just what I have observed from this thread stretching back into last years cycle.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 02092010 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:42 am

Congrats to those who have been accepted. I'd like to hear some stats...

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Luis Gomez » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:51 pm

tallywhacker wrote:Congrats to those who have been accepted. I'd like to hear some stats...


166 and 4.0, received my letter almost a week ago. Good luck to you and congrats to those accepted.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Cupidity » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:56 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
UFLS2013 wrote:Status changed today: "reviewed by committee; decision pending."

Has anyone had this and then accepted? And if so, how long did it take?

Thanks


I'm sure it can't possibly be the same for everyone, but mine took less than one day.

I checked it on a Wednesday night, "Completed" and I checked it on Friday morning "Decision in Transit", so it went from review to decision all on Thursday. UF is an app-processing machine, you should know soon.


this is not necessarily true. I think the status changes are different. There are several of us that have the Decision pending in place of Decision in transit. I don't think that decision pending is the same as a decision being rendered, I think those of us in this position are likely still being compared to incoming applicants. I could totally be wrong, but that is just what I have observed from this thread stretching back into last years cycle.


Shut up.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby isaiah6v8 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:29 am

Cupidity wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
UFLS2013 wrote:Status changed today: "reviewed by committee; decision pending."

Has anyone had this and then accepted? And if so, how long did it take?

Thanks


I'm sure it can't possibly be the same for everyone, but mine took less than one day.

I checked it on a Wednesday night, "Completed" and I checked it on Friday morning "Decision in Transit", so it went from review to decision all on Thursday. UF is an app-processing machine, you should know soon.


this is not necessarily true. I think the status changes are different. There are several of us that have the Decision pending in place of Decision in transit. I don't think that decision pending is the same as a decision being rendered, I think those of us in this position are likely still being compared to incoming applicants. I could totally be wrong, but that is just what I have observed from this thread stretching back into last years cycle.


Shut up.


excuse me? I am sorry, did I offend you by clarifying that our status checker statement is different? I guess I could understand if you differ with my analysis, but you want me to "shut up" because?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby MSUPHL » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:38 am

WiretoWire09UF wrote:Gainesville is the quintessential college town. It's in the middle of North Central Florida. A lot of it is very much like Anytown, USA. There's a lot of chain restaurants and stores. There is also a good amount of local places that you will only find in a small liberal college town like gainesville(organic/local only places, farmer's markets.) The night scene is pretty good, there are some good local bands. While many of the bars/clubs are filled with freshman, once you get acclimated you will find more chill spots if that isn't your scene.

About 100k people live there, 50k are students. However the law school is situated on the north edge of campus, so it is kind of isolated from the rest of the campus (which is a good thing in my opinion.) The great part of Gainesville is that it has more than enough comforts of modern society, pretty much anything you want, there is at least 1 of them in town. It's small enough where you don't really NEED a car (especially for law school...housing, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance of the law school.) However, if you drive literally 5 minutes from campus you are in the complete wilderness. Gainesville is located around many of "Old Florida's" natural wonders including Ocala Natural Forest, Paynes Prairie and many natural springs.

It's about an hour and 45 minutes from Tampa(hardrock casino), Orlando (disney, universal, etc.), Jacksonville. 2 hours from Tallahassee.

Gainesville will always have a special place in my heart. I've been here the last 4 years, which is really the only reason I wouldn't wanna continue here. If you want to live in Florida, it's a great place to to go to school.


thanks for this.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby missvik218 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:19 am

isaiah6v8 wrote:
Cupidity wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:
Cupidity wrote:I'm sure it can't possibly be the same for everyone, but mine took less than one day.

I checked it on a Wednesday night, "Completed" and I checked it on Friday morning "Decision in Transit", so it went from review to decision all on Thursday. UF is an app-processing machine, you should know soon.

this is not necessarily true. I think the status changes are different. There are several of us that have the Decision pending in place of Decision in transit. I don't think that decision pending is the same as a decision being rendered, I think those of us in this position are likely still being compared to incoming applicants. I could totally be wrong, but that is just what I have observed from this thread stretching back into last years cycle.

Shut up.

excuse me? I am sorry, did I offend you by clarifying that our status checker statement is different? I guess I could understand if you differ with my analysis, but you want me to "shut up" because?

Let's everyone calm down :D I too have "reviewed by committee; decision pending" updated almost immediately after I sent my residency info, hopefully a good sign!

Congrats to everyone who has heard back and to whoever asked the UGA/UF question I would say a lot has to do with where you'd like to be practicing after you graduate. Also, if you have residency in one state or the other if initial cost is a big issue, I don't think either should be THAT difficult to gain residency after your first year though.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Estrellas » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:42 pm

Did you all see in the Prospective Students Update that was emailed today that they want an updated transcript with our fall grades? Lame! I'm sure I'm not the only one who totally blew off this semester.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby MSUPHL » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:56 pm

Estrellas wrote:Did you all see in the Prospective Students Update that was emailed today that they want an updated transcript with our fall grades? Lame! I'm sure I'm not the only one who totally blew off this semester.


are you serious????????? fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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Re: University of Florida

Postby Estrellas » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:10 pm

MSUPHL wrote:
Estrellas wrote:Did you all see in the Prospective Students Update that was emailed today that they want an updated transcript with our fall grades? Lame! I'm sure I'm not the only one who totally blew off this semester.


are you serious????????? fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu


It says "To be sure that Fall 2009 grades are considered in the admissions process, please submit and update transcript to LSDAS once Fall grades are posted."

I'm not submitting it unless they email me saying they absolutely need it!

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Re: University of Florida

Postby sladegalute » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:35 pm

Status went driectly to Decision Letter in transit as of 12/14/09...hopefully its good news...

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Re: University of Florida

Postby missvik218 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:28 pm

sladegalute wrote:Status went driectly to Decision Letter in transit as of 12/14/09...hopefully its good news...

Do you mind sharing stats?!

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Re: University of Florida

Postby sladegalute » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:52 pm

I have a 3.41 and a 168

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Re: University of Florida

Postby mps » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:19 pm

I have a really stupid question: how do we access the status check? I sent everything in and filled out the FL residency/supplemental form before thanksgiving... but i don't think i have any login stuff to see a status checker?

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 02092010 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:22 pm

mps wrote:I have a really stupid question: how do we access the status check? I sent everything in and filled out the FL residency/supplemental form before thanksgiving... but i don't think i have any login stuff to see a status checker?



I'd like to know the anser to this too. Apparently I'm supposed to get an email that tells me where to send their 30 dollar check? I got some email today that was a newsletter or something.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby missvik218 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:25 pm

tallywhacker wrote:
mps wrote:I have a really stupid question: how do we access the status check? I sent everything in and filled out the FL residency/supplemental form before thanksgiving... but i don't think i have any login stuff to see a status checker?



I'd like to know the anser to this too. Apparently I'm supposed to get an email that tells me where to send their 30 dollar check? I got some email today that was a newsletter or something.

You can pay online at the end of filling out all of your residency info, etc ... you will get the email for this and then be able to pay.

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Re: University of Florida

Postby 02092010 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:35 pm

Thanks for the help. I thought waiting for my Lsat score was annoying, this is even more prolonged

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Re: University of Florida

Postby dms87 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 5:32 pm

Got my scholarship info in the mail today!
$10,000/yr, and I'm required to maintain a 3.2 GPA to get the award for the 2nd and 3rd year of law school.




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